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- One-in-three applications for Go-Ahead’s 2020 bus management graduate scheme came from women
- Go-Ahead has set a target to increase female representation in its bus companies from 11% to 20% by 2025
- The company launched an industry-first “Women in Bus” network in 2019
- Go-Ahead has a gender-balanced board with over 50% female representation
- Carbon Disclosure Project gives Go-Ahead new, high score in global league table for progress on sustainability and environmental measures
- Carbon emissions across the bus and train operator are down by 22 per cent per vehicle mile over the past two years.
- Go-Ahead also becomes the latest company awarded the London Stock Exchange’s new ‘Green Economy’ Accreditation.
- Go-Ahead’s provision of onboard WiFi has been certified for safety and family-friendly content
- The Wifi Friendly scheme was launched by David Cameron, in partnership with The UK Council for Child Internet Safety
- Free WiFi is available onboard Go-Ahead buses and trains across the country
- The Go-Ahead Group will expand apprentice recruitment by 20 per cent for 2020
- Go-Ahead met its target of recruiting 1,000 apprentices in 2019
- The expansion is bucking the wider national trend of falling apprenticeship starts
- Over 1 million Tap On, Tap Off transactions completed – 70,000 per week and rising
- 34,400 passengers experienced savings as a result of fare caps
- Tap-on, tap-off contactless used to pay for 29.2% of on-bus payments
- Less than 10% of passengers on Brighton & Hove buses are now paying with cash
Our air filtering buses are set to hit the streets in six more regions across England. We are deploying an air filtering bus in Brighton, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth and Crawley/Gatwick, as part of our commitment to run the greenest fleet of buses in the UK. They will enter into service in summer 2020 to demonstrate that buses are part of the solution to tackling poor air quality.
We initially trialed the air-filtering bus on a Bluestar bus in Southampton. Initial tests indicated that just one bus could remove 65g of pollutants from the air in 100 days – equivalent to the weight of a tennis ball. The single-decker bus has an air filtering system on the roof, which is made up of three fans that suck ultra-fine particles and dirt (known as PM10) as it travels on the streets.
In addition to rolling out the air filtering bus into six more regions, we will be introducing five more air-cleaning vehicles in Southampton in early February. This will cover the whole route in the city centre.
Health problems associated with outdoor air pollution are linked to 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs estimates that regular exposure to particulate air pollution can reduce life expectancy by six months on average.
- One of youngest depot managers in Go-Ahead’s history has been named chair of industry-first Women in Bus network
- The vice-chair of the network is the reigning Miss Sussex 2019
- Go-Ahead has set a company-wide target to increase female representation in bus from 11% to 20% by 2025
- Ten start-ups and SMEs have been selected for Go-Ahead Group innovation drive
- Project aims to uncover innovators who will play a role in the future of the transport sector
- The process will conclude with a “demo showcase” in March 2020
- Inaugural Go-Ahead Nordic train left Stavanger for Oslo on 15 December
- Eight-year contract makes Norway the fifth overseas territory in Go-Ahead’s business
- The first rail contract to be awarded in Norway since market liberalised
- Go-Ahead will keep families and friends connected over Christmas with a comprehensive festive bus timetable.
- Vital services will continue throughout festive break, with buses travelling to key sites including Heathrow, Gatwick and local hospitals across the UK
- The Isle of Wight’s Southern Vectis will run buses on five routes on Christmas Day
The Go-Ahead Group plc today announces its trading update for the period from 30 June 2019 to 27 November 2019.
- UK-first pilot scheme sees defibrillators fitted to Plymouth commuter services
- Ground-breaking partnership with Hearts Together will train drivers and provide instructions for passengers
- Defibrillators raise cardiac arrest survival rates from 6% to 74%